A database of videos about buildings. Requires login to view. Must be pretty good as has over 11,000 members.
Design on Screen is a Denver-based film distributor with a leaning towards films highlighting the mid-century period in Colorado and California. Some previews can be seen on their site , But for the whole set go to Vimeo .
Hunt around for many of the U.S. names of the ’70s and ’80s and check out their cool glasses. 50 videos, not all architects. Watch them here or use the link to scoot over to Youtube where they’ll be a bit bigger and easier to search through.
“The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive features interviews Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel conducted with prominent artists, musicians, architects, designers, photographers, directors, actors, writers, and art collectors, documenting the arts world during the nineteen seventies and the nineteen eighties. Videos from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive in the Duke University.”
A video series by an American architect. I’ve only seen the first of seven (low net speed today) – it’s fairly light on, but may be of use to a school student considering the profession. It shows an architect drawing an arts and crafts style house with a set square and parallel rule, which ain’t quite the way these days.
A U.S. Public Broadcasting System program about sustainability innovation, with a particular focus on architecture
Dutch video library of architectural lectures at the NAI. It looks like a fair number are in English, but my sound has gone today, so I can only guess.
A pile of well shot vids of younger U.S. architects and the like. These can also be found on YouTube.
URL updated June 2009.
“What house is that? is an exploration of the social and architectural history of Victoria’s housing styles. From our earliest Victorian cottages through to the light filled, open plan houses of the Modern era, we look at the houses Victorians call home.
The nine images and text give an overview of each of the main housing styles of Victoria’s history from the 1840s onwards.
The 15 videos feature interviews with architects, historians and residents and explore the styles in more detail. This collection of images, text and videos comes from an interactive website created by Heritage Victoria.”
A Culture Victoria website.